She worked on Appleby’s indigo plantation once Georgia nursed Aminata back to health. On the plantation, Aminata picked and processed the indigo, creating a dye. The blue flowers represent Aminata’s time on the indigo plantation and the things she went through. Robinson Appleby sexually assaulted her, she lost her son Mamadu to slave traders, and had her head shaved and belongings burned in front of the other slaves. The indigo business also gave her hope though, as it allowed her to meet Solomon Lindo, an indigo grader and her second owner.
Crumpler’s aunt was a woman who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and friends. In the beginning of her book, A Book of Medical Discourses, she explained that being surrounded by the work of her aunt is what made her form a liking to relieving the suffering of others, which is what pushed her to go into medicine. Crumpler became a nurse, a profession that did not require formal education in that time, and cared for patients in Massachusetts for eight years. She was eventually admitted to the New England Female Medical college in 1860, and graduated in 1864. She was the first and only African American to graduate the school due to it closing in 1873.
It was very interesting to read a story written this way. This part of the memoir exemplifies the power of spirit and how it is a medicine for pain, wisdom, and mystery. Spirit is what got her by, and she learned that mostly from her grandma and her grandma’s stories, which she introduced at the beginning of the
Acupuncture With more than 8000 years of history, acupuncture has been a popular therapy for various conditions, especially musculoskeletal health issues. The hallmark of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it uses hair-thin needles that are inserted in specific points. Then the needles are either retained or manipulated gently to stimulate changes within the body to restore balance and promote healing. Below are the popular physical health benefits of acupuncture: Relief of Chronic Pain Acupuncture analgesia or pain modification using acupuncture, is perhaps the most recognized effect of TCM by healthcare professionals and patients alike. It’s because of the hundreds studies, clinical trials and vast number of evidence-based literature that
Hippocrates is accredited with changing the way medicine was viewed and used healing plants as part of his “Hippocratic Theory.” (Falsetto, 2009) He believed strongly in the medicinal benefit of fumigation with aromatics and used fumigation in the city of Athens to combat the plague. He also prescribed aromatic treatments for fallen soldiers on the battlefields. (History of Essential Oils, 2017)
Introduction Florence Nightingale, who lived from years 1820 -1910, was one of the pioneering theorists in the nursing history. She was the first to provide a theory to improve and develop health and transform nursing from a domestic service to a permanent profession. Since a young age, she cared for the poor and ill people and considered nursing and serving humans as a Christian duty (Selanders, 2012). Her contribution in providing nursing care for British soldiers fighting the Crimean War and negotiating with the male worlds of both the military and medicine with her administrative skills was significant (Woodham-Smith, 1983). Nightingale founded the Nightingale Nursing School in London in 1860 and created the foundation theory for practice and education of the nursing world.
Nursing has been around since ancient times. People have needed the healing hands of nurses for thousands upon thousands of years. In Africa, the healing techniques of witch doctors and medicine men were taught to chosen children. The medicine men and witch doctors were like the nurses for the entire village. However, these more primitive techniques have evolved into much more evidence-based practices.
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An interesting fact to note is that Egyptians used essential oils in the mummification process to preserve the bodies for their journey into the afterlife. Today, we continue to use these beneficial oils and their popularity is coming back. According to Gary Young’s, author of the book titled Essential Oils: Integrative Medical Guide, essential oils are highly concentrated plant oils extracted from leaves, roots, and flowers. In spite of new global developments, people are more often reaching out ancient means for natural household products, spirituality growth,
I decided to cleanse my athame, because I have had it for a long time, and I wanted to get rid of any old energies that it had accumulated. I began by making the incense. I used benzoin, cedar, and rosemary, because these are all good cleansing herbs, according to Scott Cunningham. I wanted to make sure that I included a resin, because I have the best success with incenses that contain some resin. I have a small food processor which I use to grind herbs.